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North and central Vietnam tour
Duration: 9 days 8 nights
Location: Hanoi - Halong cruise - Sapa - Hanoi - Hue - Hoi An - Da Nang
Price: From $720

North and central Vietnam tour offer you a opportunities to visit Hanoi, Sapa, Halong, Hue and Hoi An to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and also learn more about culture.

North and central Vietnam tour highlight
  • Soaking up the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old Quarter;
  • Hanoi street food tour with unique of Hanoi cuisines;
  • Enjoying the sublime natural beauty and cool climate of Sapa’s mountains and valleys;
  • Mingling with traditionally dressed locals in traditional ethnic minority villages;
  • Cruising on a traditional junk boat through scenic Halong Bay;
  • Learn more about culture and history of Vietnam by visiting the Temple of Literature, Hue citadel, Champa museum;
  • leisurely strolling through lanes of riverside well-preserved ancient Hoi An town.

Tour brief

DayDestinationsActivitiesMeals
Day 1Arrival in HanoiArrive in Hanoi, Watch Water Puppet Show-/-/D
Day 2Hanoi cityHanoi city tour and food tourB/L/D
Day 3SapaTrekking to ethnic villages Lao Chai and Ta VanB/L/-
Day 4SapaLight trekking to Cat Cat villageB/L/-
Day 5Halong BayCruising between Halong bay, kayaking, swimming, overnight on the bayB/L/D
Day 6Halong bayHalong bay cruise tour (cont.,)B/L/-
Day 7HueHue old citadel city tourB/L/-
Day 8Hue – Hoi AnChampa museum, Hoi An ancient town walking tourB/L/-
Day 9Hoi An – Hanoi departureFreely enjoy Hoi An before taking flight to Hanoi then departure B/-/-

North and central Vietnam tour itinerary by day

  • Day 1: Hanoi - Watch Water Puppet Show

    Welcome to Vietnam! A21 tours’ guides pick you up at the airport, then take you to the hotel for some rest.

    North and central Vietnam tour Hanoi old quarter

    Hanoi old quarter

    After relaxation, our guide will take your walk to the theatre, and we will enjoy Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant.

    Overnight in Hanoi.

    Note that: depending on the arrival time, your itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.

  • Day 2: Hanoi city tour - Food tour

    We will spend all day to explore Hanoi city with its culture, architecture and unique cuisines.

    After breakfast at the hotel, tour guides will pick you up and start the Hanoi city tour. The journey begins by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh museum, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda. You will have lunch at restaurants, then continue the journey by visiting Hanoi Temple of Literature and Ethnic Museum.

    After that was time for dishes, our local expert guide will lead you to profounding restaurants that nail the cuisines of Hanoi among traveler community. Step by step, you will taste the varieties and unique flavor of the Hanoi cuisine. (read more about Hanoi food tour).

    North and central Vietnam tour hanoi street food tour

    Hanoi street food tour

    The food tour ends with the satisfied stomach, we will take some rest before getting on the overnight train to Sa Pa.

  • Day 3: Sapa trekking tour: Lao Chai and Tavan village

    Arrival in the early morning at Lao Cai station 30km away from Sapa. You will be transferred to Sapa on the private car, have breakfast, then start the journey at Sapa by trekking tour to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages to explore the culture of local ethnic and be overwhelmed by fascinating rice terraces running along the hills, especially in the harvest season. Having lunch in the village, then continuing to explore the scenery and the lifestyle of local people before going back to the town by car.

    North and central Vietnam tour tavan village

    Tavan village – Sapa

    After dinner, you can freely explore Sapa at night. There will be traditional love fair every Saturday night.

  • Day 4: Cat Cat village

    After breakfast, you will have light trekking to Cat Cat village (3km downhill away from Sapa) to explore a traditional village of H-Mong people, visit the Silver waterfall and a hydropower dam built by the French colonialists.

    North and central Vietnam tour Cat Cat village

    Cat Cat village – Sapa

    Coming back to Sapa for lunch, then you freely explore Sapa. In the late afternoon, you get back to Lao Cai city and then get on the train to Hanoi. Spend a full night on the train.

  • Day 5: Cruise trip and kayaking in Halong Bay

    Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, having breakfast before tour guides will pick you up for the Ha Long bay 2 days 1 night cruise trip. Having lunch on the cruise.

    North and central Vietnam tour Kayaking in Halong bay

    Kayaking in Halong Bay

    In the afternoon, the cruise will get you around Ha Long Bay, visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages, then go kayaking. At night, you can leisurely rest on the deck.

  • Day 6: Cruise trip (cont.,)

    Early morning, you are guided to practice Tai Chi (a very gentle kind of Chinese martial art) on deck, then have breakfast. After that, the cruise will get you to visit the biggest cave in Ha Long bay – Sung Sot cave. You will then have lunch on the cruise before heading back to Hanoi then go to the airport for the flight to Hue city -the former imperial capital of Vietnam.

    North and central Vietnam tour Halong bay

    Halong Bay

    Having dinner and overnight in Hue city.

  • Day 7: Hue city tour

    After having breakfast, you then begin the Hue City tour: visit the Forbidden City, Ming Mang King mausoleum, Khai Dinh King mausoleum, Thien Mu pagoda, go boating on the Perfume River.

    North and central Vietnam tour hue city

    The beauty of Hue city

    At night, you will enjoy Hue Royal Court Music on the bank of the Perfume River.

  • Day 8: Hoian old town

    After breakfast, our tour guide and a car will pick you up then head to Hoi An ancient town (about 130 km southward).

    On the way, we will stop to visit the Champa museum (in Da Nang city) to learn more about art, architecture, art, and history of ancient Champa empire which existed there almost 500 years ago.

    North and central Vietnam tour Hoi An town

    Hoi An town

    Arrival in Hoi An in afternoon, we will have lunch in a traditional restaurant, check in hotel for some rest then start to explore the ancient riverside town with the Hoi An walking half day tour. We will stroll along the old street, enjoy the peaceful of well-preserved old town, visit it highlights attractions such as the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Halls. then the local fish market to learn more about the domestic life.

    After dinner, freely explores Hoi An by night, with ancient houses and bright colorful lanterns.

  • Day 9: Hoi An - Hanoi departure

    Having breakfast, freely enjoy the old town until our tour guide picks you up to the airport for taking the short flight to Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh city. From there you will catch the flight to next destinations or go back home sweet home.

    Flight to Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh city will be arranged according to your scheduled flight back home.

Price of North and central Vietnam tour

Tour Price: USD/pax

Standard of

Accommodation

1 pax02 – 03 pax04 – 05 paxGroup tours
Superior85553825
1st class85553825
Deluxe85553825
  • Accommodation

    DestinationSuperiorDeluxeLuxury
    HanoiLegacy HotelO’Gallery Premier Hotel & SpaMovenpick Hanoi
    Hanoi Sapa trainKing Express trainFanxipan trainVictoria Express Train
    SapaFreesia Sapa HotelBB Hotel SapaVictoria Sapa Resort & Spa
    Halong bay cruiseMajestic cruiseBhaya CruiseParadise cruise
    Hue8555Hotel

    Hotel

    Hoi An8555Hotel

    Hotel

    Hotels and cruises listed above as reference, in case of out of room, other hotel/ cruise with same standard will be selected

  • Children Price

    • Free of charge for babies (0 – 3 years old)
    • Children from 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult rate
    • Child from 9 years must pay the full adult rate
  • Tour inclusive

    • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
    • Other meals listed in the itinerary
    • Expert English-speaking local guide
    • Air-conditioned transfers
    • Entrance fees during guided times
    • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
    • Flights to tour destinations (Economy Class)
    • Service charges and government VAT tax
  • Tour exclusive

    • International flights to/from Vietnam
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa stamp fees
    • Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
    • Personal expenses
    • Food and drinks, unless specified above
    • Gratuities (recommended)
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